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i feel like i'm witnessing something secret when i'm the only person listening to

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Free, subsidized world-wide shipping for products from China is a price we just can't afford to pay.

On the contrary, we're overpaying for this by further destroying our environment and economies.

Mind you: I'm not trying to bash Chinese products here. But please, let's not pretend shipping something worth $5 across the entire globe is something you'll get for free.

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The more I realize that online environments less hostile than Tumblr, twitter and facebook are possible,

the more I get a tendency to simply refuse to interact with people who seem intent on purposely misunderstanding me, irritating me or just not engaging with me on the assumption of good intentions and the desire for mutually enjoyable contact.

& I'm still learning how to treat others like that and checking myself for the harmful behaviors that I have learned on social media.

@TheGibson my favorite part about leaving playing is how often tracks from NIN's Ghosts album come up, because i love that album and those tracks shuffling into my ears makes my day :3

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TIL that Venus rotates so slowly that if it you were on venus at sunset, you could walk fast enough to keep up with it. You could watch the sunset for as long as you could walk.

I mean you couldn't because Venus is entirely made of fire and lightning and acid and unbelievable atmospheric pressure, and I think there's only a couple sunsets a year. (All the more reason to chase them, right?)

But I still am charmed by this idea of strolling along with the sunset.

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@SetecAstronomy called it... encoded in 48k instead of typical .mp3 44100k


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@mooncake on birdsite #icanhazpdf was used to ask for articles you don't have access to, we could do that here? Base rules of conduct were to add some say to send it (email, mostly) and to delete the toot when someone had sent it, so you're not wasting other peoples time.

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after the revolution every building will look like this

oh, i should reread 'if on a winter's night a traveler' for some solid gratuitous second-person writing!

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Any tips for writing a literature review? I have the sources already and I'm not worried about finding more sources - more like... how do I write the damn thing

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Tired: publish

Wired: perish

Inspired: an alternative system of organization which emphasizes process over result, where the pursuit of knowledge steers efforts in a sustained, long-term manner across the board, rather than the frantic scramble to live up to arbitrary numbers and estimates implied in that terrible work slogan

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